Open Source Balsamiq Wireframes Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes is Pencil Project, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Balsamiq Wireframes and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Balsamiq Wireframes are Penpot (Free, Open Source), Mockup Designer (Free, Open Source), Wireflow (Free, Open Source) and quickMockup (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 21, 2021

    1. Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.
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      Pencil Project vs Balsamiq Wireframes opinions
      Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes.
      It's ok as an alternative, but it fails in creating interactive wireframes
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      All needed in, easy to use, stabel.
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

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      No possibility to export to html.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      -3
      It's a simple cross-platform tool, but with minimal necessary set of features: * really cross-platform * good collections of shapes, which seems are extendable * export to various formats
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      vikram_sjn Quite good and lots options, and still free
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    2. Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Mockup Designer, built with Backbone, Backbone-LocalStorage and Html2Canvas, is a super-easy-to-use mockup tool that uses the local storage of your browser as its backend. However the data layer is loosely coupled, so you can integrate with any RESTful API or any Backend service.
      Most users think Mockup Designer is a great alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes.
    3. Wireflow is free, online, open source, real-time collaborative tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Online tool for creating mockups in the browser. Use your browser’s save function to save the file (just html for view only, complete save for an editable version) or export to codepen for others to view.


    4. Open source wireframing tool written in typescript, react and redux.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Napkee makes your Balsamiq Mockups come alive. Import a BMML and export to web or flex code in a few clicks.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.0 alpha 3, released on October 30, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    5. Quant UX is a research, usability and prototyping tool to quickly test your designs and get data driven insights.
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